“Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.” -- Stephen King
Yes, for some reason there seems to be a universal law that says: “the movie is never as good as the book.” However, there are quite a few movies based on books that are good in their own rights. They might not be exactly the same, but they still manage to entertain and to make you think. And even though, due to time constraints, a movie may not keep to the precise chronology and plot of the book, it can keep the spirit of the book alive and well. Here are a few movies (all available through OC Public Libraries!) that do exactly this:
· Hamlet (the Kenneth Branagh version)
· Pride and Prejudice (In my opinion, this is the best version EVER.)
What would you add?